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Open source has won, let's look to the future

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Here I expand on the lessons I've learned from other people working in open source, new technologies emerging in open source that haven't come of age yet, my passion for open source not being a Zero Sum game, and bringing open source to other parts of society and industry.

Lessons I've learned

I’ve been fortunate in having access to a lot of smart people and I believe Joy’s Law ("No matter who you are, most of the smartest people work for someone else.") holds true universally. I explained in my keynote is that I have stopped trying to be the expert in open source and have strived instead to be a student. That’s when I started to really learn about what makes open source work, and I felt strongly that those lessons needed to be shared. These are just a few of the many lessons I have learned.

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